The Centre for Studies and Research

After the Centre

At the end of their stay, the participants leave the Academy with a first written version of their contribution that will need to be refined. In the weeks and months that follow, the researchers are expected to finalize their articles. Only those articles that meet the Academy’s scientific standards will appear in the collective Centre book to be published the following year.

Topics recently covered by the Centre include, in 2015, Access of Individuals to International Justice, in 2016, Citizenship in International Law, in 2017, 50 Years of Space Law, in 2018, International Inspections, and in 2019, Extraterritoriality. You can consult the full list of topics covered by the Centre since its beginning below.

The 2020 and 2021 editions of the Centre took place entirely online as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and respectively focused on Epidemics and International Law and Applicable Law Issues in International Arbitration. The bibliography prepared by the Peace Palace Library for the 2020 edition can be found here, and the bibliography of the 2021 edition here.

Every participant who regularly attended the Centre receives a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the session and officially becomes an alumna or alumnus of the Academy, following in the footsteps of many famous legal experts. In 2023 the Academy will celebrate its centenary and to that end we are working hard to strengthen ties with and between our alumni. An Alumni Programme is in the making. More news to follow soon…

NB: There won’t be a 2023 edition of the Centre. Registrations for the 2024 edition will open on April 1st, 2023.